Victim’s Family Not Happy With Car Collision Sentencing

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SACRAMENTO--

It's been nearly a year since Jamie and Brad Davis lost their daughter Haylie Jordan in a car crash. Wednesday, they spoke directly to the man police say is responsible.

"How could you be so selfish," Jamie Davis said, reading a letter written by Haylie's grandmother in court Wednesday morning.

Investigators say Patrick Montgomery slammed into the back of the car Haylie and her parents were in on the Cap City Freeway in April 2015.

The family's car then hit a big rig - 15-year-old Jordan died on scene.

Jordan's family made passionate pleas to Judge Gary Mullen for the strictest punishment possible.

Mullen -who initially shared stories of personal loss saying he could relate to the pain felt by Jordan's family - ultimately decided a punishment of three years informal community service and community service, citing the common occurrences of traffic collisions and that Montgomery was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the collision.

"That is crap. My daughter doesn't get a second chance, why should he?" Jamie Davis said after the sentencing.

Judge Mullen ruled in court that Montgomery must serve some of his community service speaking to youth about the dangers of distracted driving.